Summary: This light, remarkably stable, carbon fiber tripod is well-made and similar to the Gitzo Traveler. When the legs are folded upward, the ballhead extends past the feet, making the total folded length about 16 inches. The C-069M8 has rubber feet. The heavier models have rubber and steel spike feet (enlarge the picture of the tripod to see the feet.) I am pleased with the legs; I did not purchase the Benro ballhead and cannot comment on it.